May 26, 2023

Abilene man arrested after allegedly fleeing police Thursday night

Posted May 26, 2023 4:11 PM

By LESLIE EIKLEBERRY
Salina Post

An Abilene man wanted on multiple warrants was arrested after allegedly fleeing police in north Salina Thursday night.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday, an officer noticed a Ford F-150 pickup traveling southbound in the 1600 block of N. Ninth Street at a higher-than-posted rate of speed, Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester said this morning. The pickup turned west onto Inez Avenue. As the officer was initiating a traffic stop, the pickup stopped abruptly and the driver fled on foot, Forrester said.

A passenger in the pickup identified the driver as Jayreece Jones, 27, of Abilene. Jones was known to the officer to have several outstanding warrants, Forrester said.

<b>Jayreece Jones.</b> File photo courtesy Saline County Sheriff's Office
Jayreece Jones. File photo courtesy Saline County Sheriff's Office

K-9 Rodi was brought in to track Jones, who was found a couple of blocks away hiding under a camper.

Jones was arrested on multiple outstanding warrants from Saline County District Court, multiple outstanding warrants from Salina Municipal Court, and a warrant from Dickinson County. Additionally, he was arrested on the following requested charges, Forrester said.

‚óŹFelony obstruction

‚óŹSpeeding

‚óŹDriving while suspended

‚óŹNo seat belt